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From the moment a student first steps onto campus, Colgate becomes a source of pride for the entire family.

Captivating Mediterranean Cruise | October 8-16, 2016

MORE INFORMATIONJoin other Colgate alumni and Robert Garland, a faculty member in the Classics department specializing in ancient history for a chance to explore the Mediterranean on the Oceania Riviera. Professor Garland will be offering lectures about several of the ship’s destinations.

To parents of the Class of 2020:

Greetings to new families, and welcome to the Colgate community! We are excited that you will be joining the Society of Families and look forward to engaging you throughout this experience.

The Society of Families was established in 1950 with the goal of building a deeper connection between parents and Colgate. Through the years, the Society of Families has facilitated a better understanding of the educational and extracurricular opportunities on campus.

As the chair of the Parents’ Steering Committee, I am looking forward to keeping you updated on institutional initiatives and programs. My daughter, Charlotte ’17, has enjoyed her time on campus, and it has been a pleasure assisting Colgate in enhancing not only her experience, but the experience of all students within the community. I also understand that sending a child to college can be a stressful process, leading to many questions. Keep in mind that you have support.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Parents’ and Grandparents’ Fund at By completing the family information contact form you will be able to receive timely updates, newsletters, and event notifications. You can also include grandparents who may have an interest in engaging Colgate. The university's online learning platform is another great way for parents and grandparents to connect with the institution.

Be sure to join the parent Facebook page, and keep an eye out for future editions of the parent Gateline e-newsletter, sent on a monthly basis.

Again, welcome to the community. I am looking forward to engaging you this year and hope that our paths cross on campus. 

All the best,
Lisa Ryan-Boyle P’17
Chair, Parents’ Steering Committee
Society of Families

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Mari Assaid
Associate Vice President,
Institutional Advancement, The Parents' Fund and Special Events
Antonio Burns '02
The Parents and Grandparents' Fund
Heather Payne
Assistant Director
The Parents' and Grandparents' Fund
Kerri Mikalunas
Administrative Assistant
The Parents' and Grandparents' Fund